The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television
The New Statesman

The New Statesman (1987)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1987 - 1994
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom parody of 1980s Conservatism. Tory MP Alan B'Stard holds the largest majority in the House: his interests are money, power, sex, and himself. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper, John Nettleton and more.

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The New Statesman trivia

Rik Mayall appeared as Alan B'Stard in a referendum broadcast for the NO to AV campaign, first broadcast on BBC One at 18:55 on Monday 11th April 2011.

Series 1 - 3 were produced in-house by Yorkshire Television, whilst Series 4 was made by Marks and Gran's own company, Alomo, for Yorkshire.

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